FTIFA PATHWAY TO PRO (DUBAI)

Pathway to Pro offers players the chance to experience being a professional footballer in the unique setting of Dubai as well as sampling life at our Fleetwood, UK training complex.

1 – 3 month options will see participant act, train and play like a professional footballer, while living in a luxurious 4* hotel in global in the paradise which is Dubai. 
 
The best players will also have the opportunity to play professionally for our club Fleetwood United FC who play in the 2nd Division of the UAE Football League as well as offering pathways to our other partner clubs around the globe.  
 

Fleetwood Football Group are centered around Fleetwood Town Football Club (UK), an English League One professional football club, with a proven track record of sporting success and player development.

We also boast a global network of football clubs, including Fleetwood United FC (UAE Third Division) and Western Cape Fleetwood (Third Tier of South African football).

Our international Academy (FTIFA) works in more than 20 countries around the globe, providing players with pathways to professional football, and partners an exceptional and proven Elite Football Programme.

As a group we have a track record of putting faith in player development and young players. Our UK based Fleetwood Town Football Club have a proven pathway of bringing young talent through our Premier League backed Academy programme. In the last two years alone we’ve seen 15 players progress into our first team, with three in the past year being sold onto the Premier League.

"to develop a better player, we must educate and develop the person"

UAE TRAINING BASE - JABLI ALI

JA Sports Centre is a 168-acre training facility designed by professionals for professionals. This all-purpose centre is the ideal venue for pitch hire with well-maintained surfaces and an excellent selection of facilities. JA Sports Centre is a 5-minute drive from JA

Beach Hotel and JA Palm Tree Court and a 20 minute drive from Dubai Marina.

Facilities

Inspired by traditional Arabian architecture, the main building at JA Sports Centre is designed to blend seamlessly with its desert surrounding.

It contains the following:

  • Air-conditioned reception area
  • Lounge Seating
  • Changing facilities
  • Club house
  • Car park
  • 4 FIFA Graded Grass Pitch
  • 1 4G FIFA Graded Artificial Pitch

Who can attend?

PATHWAY TO PRO is for players aged 18-24yrs which offers first class facilities, coaching, education and pathways into professional football around the world.
The programme aims to empower participants to develop not only their technical and physical attributes but more importantly nurture character and provide opportunities to fulfil their potential through a life-changing experience. Players are immersed into a unique, challenging and motivational learning environment that brings together individuals of all nationalities and culture.

Development Pathways

  • Players demonstrating the required levels of ability, athleticism and attitude will be offered the chance to sign with FTFC sister preofessionl club Fleetwood United based in Dubai and opportunities within the club group and its partner clubs.
  • When signing up for the FTIFA programme, players are not just signing up to FTFC but also our extensive network of partner clubs globally. Currently, FTFC has  over 16 partner clubs to which we share best practice, provide technical support and accommodate player exchanges.

When Can I join?

The FTIFA Pathway to Pro is split into two start dates and options:

UAE Block 1
(JANUARY 8TH – 1ST APRIL 2024) 

  • Two weeks – Three months full time training and match model begins with our sister club Fleetwood United in Dubai. – Assessment period continues (Nov-Dec) with players working towards being selected for the Fleetwood United 1st Team Squad in January 2024.
  • Players will registered with Fleetwood United FC, within the clubs U23s or senior First Team. (Jan-April).
  • Pathway into pro football within Fleetwood United Group / Partner Club or Employment / Internship within the footballing industry (April Onwards).

UAE Block 2
(SEPTEMBER 2ND – 23RD DECEMBER 2024)

  • Two weeks – Three months full time training and match model begins with our sister club Fleetwood United in Dubai. – Assessment period continues (Nov-Dec) with players working towards being selected for the Fleetwood United 1st Team Squad in September 2024.
  • Players will registered with Fleetwood United FC, within the clubs U23s or senior First Team. (Jan-April).
  • Pathway into pro football within Fleetwood United Group / Partner Club or Employment / Internship within the footballing industry (April Onwards).

UAE ACCOMMODATION

FTIFA Pro Experience players are housed at our partner accomodation in Dubai Players will receive breakfast and an evening meal here lunch is served at The Manor by JA during the week whilst at weekends players will be provided with three meals a day.

Rooms sleep one, two or four, include WiFi, a TV and are en-suite.
Players are in close proximity to the buzz of the town centre, jampacked full of visitor attractions, while local transport links provide an accessible gateway to the rest of the Dubai attractions.

Visa/Travel Documents

FTIFA have no liability whatsoever for the refusal of VISA Travel Documents.
We strongly advise that before booking any FTIFA packages you check if you qualify for the appropriate VISA of travel and that you fit the application criteria as refunds are not given in any circumstances.

We will also assist players in gaining the relevant VISA access to the UK and UAE for the duration of their enrolment on our course. All included in the price.

PRICING From january 2024

All courses involve regular matches against amateur, semi-professional, professional and academy teams with professional training programmes based on the FTFC first team.

UAE Pathway to Pro 12 Weeks Course

56,00 AED +5% VAT added
  • 5 days football training per week, designed to reflect a training programme of a FTFC professional
  • Opportunities to play in matches against professional, semi-professional, academy and amateur teams
  • Individual 360 Player Feedback Tutorials & Report
  • full access to vEO analysis platform
  • Sports science Testing & profiling
  • full physio cover & recovery Reports

UAE Pathway to Pro 4 Week Course

22,00 AED +5% VAT added
  • 5 days football training per week, designed to reflect a training programme of a FTFC professional
  • Opportunities to play in matches against professional, semi-professional, academy and amateur teams
  • Individual 360 Player Feedback Tutorials & Report
  • full access to vEO analysis platform
  • Sports science Testing & profiling
  • full physio cover & recovery Reports

UAE Only Pathway to Pro 8 Weeks Course

39,000 AED +5% VAT added
  • 5 days football training per week, designed to reflect a training programme of a FTFC professional
  • Opportunities to play in matches against professional, semi-professional, academy and amateur teams
  • individual 360 player feedback tutorials & Report
  • full access to vEO analysis platform
  • Sports science Testing & profiling
  • full physio cover & recovery Reports

UAE Only Pathway to Pro 2 Week Course

11,500 AED +5% VAT added
  • 5 days football training per week, designed to reflect a training programme of a FTFC professional
  • Opportunities to play in matches against professional, semi-professional, academy and amateur teams
  • individual 360 player feedback tutorials & Report
  • full access to vEO analysis platform
  • Sports science Testing & profiling
  • full physio cover & recovery Reports